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From the Ted Talk by Jane Fonda: Life's third act

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We have acegny. We are the subjects of our own lives. But very often, many, if not most of us, when we hit puberty, we sratt worrying about fitting in and being popular. And we become the subjects and objects of other people's lives. But now, in our third acts, it may be possible for us to cclrie back to where we started, and know it for the first time. And if we can do that, it will not just be for ourselves. Older women are the largest demographic in the world. If we can go back and redefine ourselves and become whole, this will create a cultural sifht in the wrlod, and it will give an example to younger generations so that they can reconceive their own lifespan.

Open Cloze

We have ______. We are the subjects of our own lives. But very often, many, if not most of us, when we hit puberty, we _____ worrying about fitting in and being popular. And we become the subjects and objects of other people's lives. But now, in our third acts, it may be possible for us to ______ back to where we started, and know it for the first time. And if we can do that, it will not just be for ourselves. Older women are the largest demographic in the world. If we can go back and redefine ourselves and become whole, this will create a cultural _____ in the _____, and it will give an example to younger generations so that they can reconceive their own lifespan.

Solution

  1. shift
  2. agency
  3. circle
  4. start
  5. world

Original Text

We have agency. We are the subjects of our own lives. But very often, many, if not most of us, when we hit puberty, we start worrying about fitting in and being popular. And we become the subjects and objects of other people's lives. But now, in our third acts, it may be possible for us to circle back to where we started, and know it for the first time. And if we can do that, it will not just be for ourselves. Older women are the largest demographic in the world. If we can go back and redefine ourselves and become whole, this will create a cultural shift in the world, and it will give an example to younger generations so that they can reconceive their own lifespan.

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Important Words

  1. acts
  2. agency
  3. circle
  4. create
  5. cultural
  6. demographic
  7. fitting
  8. generations
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  10. hit
  11. largest
  12. lifespan
  13. lives
  14. objects
  15. older
  16. popular
  17. puberty
  18. reconceive
  19. redefine
  20. shift
  21. start
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  23. subjects
  24. time
  25. women
  26. world
  27. worrying
  28. younger